Sunday, July 12, 2020

Blessed Gaspar Alvares – Saint of the Day – July 15

Bl. Gaspar Alvares Biography

Blessed Gaspar Alvares Profile. Born: 16th century in Portugal, Europe. Worked in Portugal. Died: July 15 1570 in thrown off the ship Santiago near Palma, Canary Islands. Feast Day is celebrated on July 15.
The Memorial of Blessed Gaspar Alvares – Saint of the Day

Bl. Gaspar Alvares Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 16th century
Country of Birth Portugal of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Not Married
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Portugal
Date of Death July 15 1570
Place of Death thrown off the ship Santiago near Palma, Canary Islands
Feast Day July 15
Beatification Beatified by Pope Pius IX
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of N/A


Blessed Gaspar Alvares, Jesuit friar. A missionary. Martyred by the Huguenot Jacques Sourie while on the way to Brazil. Among a band of forty Spanish, Portugese and French Jesuit preachers martyred by the Huguenot privateer Jacques Sourie while in transit to Brazil. Drowned on July 15, 1570, by being tossed off the ship Santiago close Palma, Canary Islands. No more information about him remains.

Blessed Gaspar Alvares
Bl. Gaspar Alvares